Challenges and Opportunities for Establishing Design as a Research Discipline in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Mary Kathryn Thompson (Invited author)

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    Abstract

    There are a number of fields including architecture, industrial design, and urban planning and design, where design is the discipline upon which all research and teaching activities are based. In other fields such as aerospace and mechanical engineering, design is a sub-discipline with its own faculty, research and education communities, conferences, and journals. However, design remains an emerging sub-discipline in civil and environmental engineering – practiced, valued, and taught but not subject to rigorous academic research. This paper presents some of the challenges associated with the establishment of design as a research discipline within civil and environmental engineering, some of the benefits and opportunities that will come from that establishment, and some evidence for the fact that this process has already begun.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Design in Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Number of pages6
    Publication date2013
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    Event2nd International Workshop on Design in Civil and Environmental Engineering - Worcester, MA, United States
    Duration: 28 Jun 201329 Jun 2013
    Conference number: 2

    Conference

    Conference2nd International Workshop on Design in Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Number2
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityWorcester, MA
    Period28/06/201329/06/2013

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